The Big Rig
"Six Days on the Road"
"Six Days on the Road" is Dave Dudley's signature song and a frequently re-cut anthem for road warriors everywhere. The song debuted on the Billboard Country Singles chart 6/1/63, peaking at #2 for two weeks, spending 21 total weeks on the chart. The song's popularity continued to grow as Dave featured the song in every show and other popular artists covered it - like, Steve Earle, Tom Petty's Mudcrutch, Taj Mahal (w/Rolling Stones), Sawyer Brown, Flying Burrito Brothers, Fergie & The Steelheads and many more.
1. Six Days on the Road
2.Ain't That A Shame
3. Faded Love
4. Farewell Two Arms
5. Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling
6. How Come It Took So Long to Say Goodbye
7. Morning Sun
8. The Night You Broke the News
9. The Pool Shark
10. The Tavern Telephone
11. Where Did All the Cowboys Go?
Although Dave Dudley had numerous Top 10 songs, "The Pool Shark" was Dave Dudley's only single to reach #1. Tom T. Hall wrote the song about a wannabe hustler who gets hustled. It fit the gritty image of Dudley, The Road Warrior and extended his radio career another 10 years.